Hiddink told to feel 'proud' of Blues stint

Published Add your comment

Football News

Guus Hiddink will leave Chelsea after the FA Cup final with a glowing tribute from the club's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.

The Dutchman will return to his main duties as coach of Russia after the Blues' end-of-season showpiece final against Everton at Wembley.

But win or lose, Hiddink has already received a pat on the back for his achievements from the Russian owner. Abramovich met Hiddink at the club's Cobham training ground just days after their controversial Champions League exit to Barcelona earlier this month and told the Dutchman he should be "proud" of his achievements in his short time at Stamford Bridge.

"The club have not spoken to me about staying because we knew what the situation was," said Hiddink.

"They know I have this full-hearted commitment in Russia and Roman is taking a lot of responsibility over there as he does here.

"After the game against Barcelona I was not in the best state of mind but then I had a conversation with him a day after or so at Cobham and I was still angry.

"But he told me to be proud because I had made a good impression worldwide with how we played against Barcelona - especially in the second game.

"Roman added that I should not be negative and be proud of what the team I have achieved here."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again